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Bunny Chow

Curry in hallowed loaf of bread - a South African favourite.
Course Main Course, Snack
Keyword crowd pleaser, curry, easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost £


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 large white onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or more, it's up to you)
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 ground cardamom pods
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups carrots, diced (or green beans)
  • 2 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 2 large, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 unsliced loaves of crusty (traditionally) white bread, cut across in half in the middle and most of inside hollowed out like a bread bowl


  • In a frying pan, heat the oil and saut√© the cinnamon and bay leaves until fragrant (approx 1-2 mins).
  • Add the onions and fry until they are almost translucent then add garlic, ginger, and all of the spices. Cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the carrots or beans, potatoes, chicken, and stock (or water).
    Stir and bring to a low simmer.
    Leave to cook and cover for about 30 minutes until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and spoon the curry inside the bread.